110 years of pure rivalry: the game of the games in Spain will soon take place. The highly-anticipated contest between the most successful teams, Real Madrid and Barcelona, will not only keep the Iberians in suspense until Sunday. The game, which will be the 226th “el Clásico” in the long-standing tradition, creates excitement all over the world.
The odds are slightly in favour of the hosts from the capital city but at an average betting odd of 3.10 for the away win of Barcelona it is obvious that for the betting community the outcome is uncertain. Once again, we compared for you the odds from 36 bookmakers for the game between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Will Barcelona have a come-back in La Liga?
Once again the stakes are high as the fight for the league title has reached a critical stage. Home team Real Madrid are the leaders in the Primera Division table by three points over their local rivals Atlético Madrid. Barcelona are just one point behind, waiting in the wings to launch a come back in the league title run-in with a victory over Real Madrid. The Catalans and their Argentine coach Gerardo Martino have shown an increased form in their latest games, they showed a good performance in the Champions League match against Manchester City and defeated Osasuna 7-0 in the Spanish league.
Barcelona’s genius Lionel Messi broke another record – he scored a hattrick against Osasuna to overtake Barcelona legend Paulino Alcantara’s record as the highest goalscorer in Barcelona history, with the Argentine now on 371 goals in all competitions. The encounter of the former winners of the Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, could also heat up the atmosphere.
Real Madrid has to improve
It is true that Real Madrid haven’t shown any weakness in La Liga yet and won their last game 1-0 against Malaga, but it was a tough game and their performance was not particularly great. Carlo Ancelotti hopes that his team can show a vast improvement in the Bernabéu on Sunday in order to put pressure on a reinvigorated opponent, which is currently third in the league.
With a victory in Madrid, Barcelona would have the opportunity to equalise the the all-time statistics between the two teams in their next El Clasico home game. Real Madrid leads the head to head results in competitive matches with 90 wins to Barcelona’s 88 and 48 draws.
However, beyond comprehensive statistics Madrid have a score to settle with Barcelona. Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona at Camp Nou in the last El Clasico match in October 2013 and now, in their own stadium, Real want to take revenge for this defeat. We have collected all odds for the 29th match day in the Primera Division and clearly listed them below just for you.